The President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has joined other leaders to celebrate the late former president, Umar Musa Yar’Adua.
Today, May 5, makes it 13 years since the passing away of the ex-president who served between 2007 and 2010.
Tinubu, on Friday, via his Twitter handle shared a picture of Yar’Adua with a message eulogizing him for his excellence during his regime.
He titled the eulogy, “WE’LL NEVER FORGET YOU”.
He wrote, “Today, as always, I remember my good friend and brother in the struggle for democracy and good governance in Nigeria, late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, who died on this day 13 years ago.
“May 5, 2010 may have long gone but, for some of us, the wound is still fresh. We remember the day as much as we remember the purposeful life lived by Mallam Umaru Yar’Adua.
“As a friend and political associate I cherish the fond memories of honestly, steadfastness, patriotism and excellence in public service left behind by the late Yar’Adua both as governor of Katsina State (1999 to 2007) and president of Nigeria (2007 to 2010).
“As I prepare to take the reins of leadership of this country on May 29, I am determined to follow the good examples set by leaders like Mallam Umaru Yar’Adua who showcased exceptional sense of propriety and selfless service to our dear country.
“Rest on, dear brother. May your soul continue to find peace with your Maker, ameen.”
Earlier, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 25 election, Atiku Abubakar, and a former president, Goodluck Jonathan, had shared messages to also celebrate the late president.